Defiance, progress and big ideas celebrated in international kids’ TV awards

Australians are used to doing well at prime kids' TV moment the international Prix Jeunesse Awards. But this is the first time producers can accept them in their jarmies.

Some stories truly deserve to be celebrated. Just as the commercial broadcasters push once more to put the bullet into their share of children’s television, the ABC enters its annual crop into the Prix Jeunesse International Awards.

These are very serious. The organisation is based in Germany, is 64 years old, has adult and youth juries, and relies on a network of supporting organisations around the world. The rules stipulate 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.